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Monday Morning in Georgetown

June 2, 2020

Written and photographed by Feona Mulholland

 

Another night of senseless vandalism resulted in numerous shattered retail establishments in Georgetown.

Pandora (Photo by: Feona Mulholland) Pandora

Previously boarded store fronts were wrenched off, windows smashed with bricks, and shops looted.

Inside Pandora (Photo by: Feona Mulholland) Inside Pandora

The carnage of broken mannequins, shattered glass, splintered boards, discarded clothes hangers, shoe boxes, and empty sunglass boxes sadly littered the brick walkways along most of M Street on my early Monday morning walk.

Club Monaco (Photo by: Feona Mulholland) Club Monaco

Inside Intermix (Photo by: Feona Mulholland) Inside Intermix


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DC Phase One Reopening May 29th

May 28, 2020

D.C. Mayor Bowser announced an executive order that will go into effect on Friday, May 29 that will place the District in phase one.

 

With this new order in the District non-essential businesses will be allowed to operate with curb-side or front door pickups, according to Bowser. 

 

Barbershops and hair salons will be allowed to operate on an appointment basis only. 

 

Restaurants will be able to open and provide service to outdoor seated areas.

 

The mayor encourages telework and remote work for all employees that are able to during phase one.

 

District residents are still encouraged to follow CDC guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick

For more information on COVID-19 measures in the District visit coronavirus.dc.gov.


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Thor Equities Submits New Design to OGB for 3000 M Street

May 6, 2020

According to Washington Business Journal, Thor Equities submitted a new plan April 17, 2020 to the Old Georgetown Board (OGB) for the site at 3000 M St. NW. Thor Equities purchased the property in 2016 for $53.5 million from SB-Urban, which had acquired it in 2013 for $45 million. Thor started construction on the redevelopment in 2016, but then stopped in 2018.

 

Redevelopment of the former Latham hotel site, originally planned as a hotel with 82 rooms and 27,000 square feet of retail spread across three levels, has now evolved into an eight-story, 256-room hotel with a single level of retail fronting the shopping corridor.

 

Formerly Michel Richard’s Citronelle, the 10-story, 125,000-square-foot Latham was shut down in 2012 due to extensive water damage. 


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